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Entries from November 2005

Illusions of Agency

November 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Daniel Gilbert, author of The Vagaries of Religious Experience, explores the illusions of agency at Edge.org Is God is nothing more than an attempt to explain order and good fortune by those who do not understand the mathematics of chance, the principles of self-organizing systems, or the psychology of the human mind? The vagaries of […]

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Tags: Evolution

More on Armstrong’s Axial Age

November 22nd, 2005 · No Comments

Continuing the question of Karen Armstrong on the Axial Age, previous post here, which you can read first. Googling Karen Armstrong’s views on a so-called ‘Second Axial Age’ I find a number of seminars on the subject, with this from a conference of the Jesus Seminar. Who should we find present here but Eugenie Scott! […]

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Tags: Evolution · The Eonic Effect

Karen Armstrong on Axial Age

November 20th, 2005 · 9 Comments

What is Enlightenment? magazine, issue 31, has an article on Karen Armstrong and the supposed ‘Second Axial Age’. Text is listed below, after my commentary. This page updates a post from a few days ago, and is also available at A Second Axial Age? The use of the term ‘Axial Age’ has suffered confusion, and […]

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Tags: Evolution · The Axial Age